We just returned from our checkup at the vet and learned about something new they have. Maybe you have this at your vet's office also but we thought it was pretty cool!
Now you vet can take a DNA sample from your dog and analyze it to determine just what kind of dog you have! Our vet mentioned to us that they had just tested a "pure-breed" dog and found out it wasn't what the owner had thought they purchased (for a lot of money I might add).
This is really something that owners of pure breeds should consider (kind of like Carfax for dogs!). Its also something that you might want to do if you are just curious about your type of dog, especially if you are interested in potential health related issues for that breed.
Anyway, thought I would share that with the group!